The career development of successful women

The career development of successful women Reports on an investigation into the life span development of women who have achieved eminence within commerce, industry and public life. Presents results based on in‐depth interviews with 48 highly successful women. Investigates the internal dynamics of women′s careers. Derives a stage model of the career development of successful women from an integration of data on work histories and non‐work family issues. Depicts schematically the amount of identity invested in each life role over time and the extent of the interaction between these roles over the life span. The majority of successful women display high career centrality, working continuously and full‐time, fitting domestic responsibilities around their work. Concludes that women are still expected to conform to a male model of career success. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Women In Management Review Emerald Publishing

The career development of successful women

Women In Management Review, Volume 10 (3): 12 – May 1, 1995

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0964-9425
DOI
10.1108/09649429510085053
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Abstract

Reports on an investigation into the life span development of women who have achieved eminence within commerce, industry and public life. Presents results based on in‐depth interviews with 48 highly successful women. Investigates the internal dynamics of women′s careers. Derives a stage model of the career development of successful women from an integration of data on work histories and non‐work family issues. Depicts schematically the amount of identity invested in each life role over time and the extent of the interaction between these roles over the life span. The majority of successful women display high career centrality, working continuously and full‐time, fitting domestic responsibilities around their work. Concludes that women are still expected to conform to a male model of career success.

Journal

Women In Management ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1995

Keywords: Career development; Family life; Motivation; Psychology; Quality of working life; Role conflict; Success; Women

References

  • Life stage versus career stage: a comparative test of the theories of Levinson and Super
    Orstein, S.; Cron, W.L.; Slocum, J.W.
  • Towards a concept of non‐career
    Hearn, J.
  • Social Learning Theory
    Bandura, A.
  • Determinant of occupational role innovation among college women
    Tangri, S.S.

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